We've recently uploaded a fresh batch of preprints!
1. in a work led by Priya Jayakumar, we show that individual bacterial cells take different amounts of time to "turn on" their quorum-sensing systems, and a group-level response is obtained progressively, rather than immediately. This work is fruit of a collaboration with Stephen Thomas and Sam Brown from Georgia Tech.
2. In a work led by Alex Figueiredo and Özhan Özkaya, we show that siderophore cross-use (or lack thereof) may be a very important predictor of bacterial invasion outcomes. This work is also Jos's debut as a last author in an experimental paper.
3. Subham Mridha's work with bacterial cells "specializing" in different siderophores suggests that this specialization leads to cross-cheating, and not divison of labour!
4. Finally, in Selina Niggli's work on interspecific interactions between P. aeruginosa and S. aureus, we surprisingly found that the latter can often outcompete the former on solid surfaces!